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. the legalization of pot. the world is changing, nina. >> it is. after losing proposition aids in california, democrats were devastated -- proposition 8 in california, democrats were devastated. people talk about marriage, love,ommient. they changed the message. they wanted what everyone else wanted and people understood that and they are beginning to succeed everywhere except the south. >> jerry brown got the tax in california. >> jerry brown did something for which he deserves credit. he was elected governor and he said i will not raise taxes unless i have the approval of the people of this date. to rescue the state's of california public school system, he went and said we need a tax increase. we need a tax increase of billions. and they voted for ed. i say hat's off to him and to californians for stepping up. >> legalizing marijuana nationwide? >> hats off also for the date marriage issue to joe biden who stepped up and said -- for the gay marriage issue it to joe biden who stepped up and said he was born at. that set a tone for the president and the vice president of the united states to
40% of california prisoners serving life sentences were sentenced for -- african-american despite california being 6.6 african-american. three strikes stands as a stark reminder of the unintended democracy. the stakes are just as high in the stakes around the country as history is poised to be made. voters have the chance to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for use by adults. voters in maryland could be the first to endorse gay marriage by popular vote. voters seem poised to pass a proposition that would reform that same three strikes law. using direct democracy. joining us is sue, the director of policy and strategic politics at the state's network. adam, the founder and president of freedom to marry and bob herbert back at the table. sue, i want to start with you. there was an iconic moment in 2004, particularly with the anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives. it seemed like the right seized this particular tactic as their own and were using it. the other thing that strikes me is this initiatives passed in a bunch of states and taxpayer bill of rights passed in colorado. surve
the latest edition of california political week or cal-peak, this speaks to what we were talking about. how the republican party has lost its edge particularly among latinos, women young voters. in california, my state california republican party used to have 63.2% of voter registration. registered voters in california. republicans. today, for the first time, voter -- republican voter registration in california, this is according to cal-peak has fallen below 30%. democrats hold every statewide office and both the united states senators and of course the big majority of the united states congressional delegation. republican party bob mulholland use to the work for me as political director of the party. is quoted as saying wolves have a better chance of getting off the endangered species list than republicans. [ laughter ] >> bill: the more tea party they get the more they leave average americans behind. the more they're in decline as a party. here is a person -- some of that may be up close and personal. ginger gibson, politi
the california air national guard got to the east coast last week following hurricane sandy, they were met with a rude reality. what happened to the local national guard troops who heeded the call of hurricane sandy? >> reporter: there is still a lot of activity going on here at moffett field today as the local air national guard unit gets ready for the next emergency situation. after returning from a hurricane sandy mission that in a sense never got off the ground. workers for the california air national guard 129th rescue wing are making sure its helicopters are ready for the next time. the helicopters were loaded on to a transport plane and along with about 100 airmen headed out to the east coast for possible rescue operations for then hurricane sandy. today some said they were ready for anything. >> swift water rescue to picking people off of house tops with the helicopters, providing medical care, whatever we need to do, we'll be ready to do it. >> reporter: but it didn't happen. the 129th commander says the national guard called for assistance on a nationwide basis as sandy picked up
, but something tells me it's going to pass overwhelmingly. there's a series of issues, idaho, california and alabama have propositions that accounted limit collective bargaining, and then michigan has an initiative that would put collective bargaining rights into the constitution. how do you think this election could impact union rights? obviously this may be slowing from what we saw with scott walker in wisconsin. >> right i think california's posed to reject that initiative and should. workers have a storied history in california of standing up for working families and i think will remain able to be able to be politically active. in large part, the attacks of mitt romney on the american auto industry have fueled interest in that campaign and created excitement. bam become that's a right to work state. i haven't seen much from the campaign but assume the people supporting it, it goes something like jesus didn't like to organize. [ laughter ] >> you know, he had 13 apostles with him. >> you are too funny. carl, thank you so much for joining us inside the war room. i know you are excited
-span. next is felix from california. caller: good morning. i mean democratic voter. -- i am an independent voter. what i heard from joe biden today is the fact that the problem we have always had is that the problems were caused by a republican. mitt romney -- host: thanks for the call. good afternoon caroline. caller: i am proud to be what i am. host: go ahead with your thoughts on this election. caller: my thought right now is joe biden >> tomorrow night watch election results from the presidential race as well as house, senate and governors contest across the country. we'll have coverage of president obama in chicago and the mitt romney in boston. victory and concession speeche speeches,. >> we are engaged in the process and been working first in with fema, to make an overall assessment, that 25, up to 25% of those cell towers were disabled during this process. what the fcc does and will continue to do is to work with these entities, to assess the situation on the ground and to more so use this information to see where we can do adequate for. >> commissioner mignon clyburn on issues fac
. another story from the university of southern california. we will pull up the front page of the l.a. times. several people have been shot at a campus halloween party. not sure yet if the victims are students or not. we are trying to get more information out of los angeles. this happened after 1:00 this morning their time. several people shot. we're not sure if they are students or not. hopefully we will have more information a little bit later on a denture the newscast. >> 4:79 now. the investigation continues with a deadly shooting in northwest washington. >> a man shot several times and ignited it. it is unclear what led up to the shooting. police are not releasing information on suspects. a police chase ended with three arrests. the suspects were taken into custody on morton street. officers found a gun inside the suspect poses a car. >> the search continues for those behind the shooting of a teenager in southeast d.c. we do not know how he is doing right now. still checking on that. police questioned one person but so far no arrests. >> investigators are trying to find out what caused
: it is the sum of its house district + two for the senate. each state has two senators. california has 55 electoral votes. the district of columbia is awarded three electoral votes. host: jim from iowa, hello. caller: i have a question. in past years with george bush and al gore, that went back and forth. are they planning to make changes to extensive monitoring ? it is a back and forth thing. i have watched this election thing go for 17 months. i used to be a democrat and i'm so disgusted. i went republican. i have a lot of concerns and reservations because i have seen a lot of things change in how things operate and how politicians operates and i am concerned. i got early to vote. host: thank you. guest: the electoral college has not rallied the masses. it is an issue that deals with political process. we have the 2000 election that george w. bush lost the popular vote. that election -- the issue discussion dominated by what happened in florida. there was not a lot of talk about scrapping the electoral college. there has not been a big movement to overhaul the electoral college. it is k
as california and hawaii. the amount of this relief effort, the extent of it is truly just staggering and i think people here in virginia, maryland, dc, we all want to help, but we have election day coming up. lots to do. if you want to help out in some small way, this drive here at the fairfax city police department, they are going to be accepting donations. if you have supplies, go ahead and bring them by. back to you. >>> a new wall street journal poll finds that president obama and republican nominee mitt romney remain deadlocked in virginia. >>> vice president joe biden and his wife will be in sterling and richmond today. john mellen camp will perform and governor tim kaine will be at both events. >>> i saw the long lines, i was in some of them. it turns out more than 5 2,000 residents in dc voted early in the board of election. it is more than 10% of the district's registered voters and it is more than double the number of early voters in the 2010 primary. >>> if you want to see a breakdown of the national and local elections, we have a breakdown on wusa9.com right at the top of the h
to california. her family would like to go back. she might still around again because -- she raised $215 million. she is the house's biggest fund- raiser. >> we will end up with a more polarized congress. steny hoyer is more moderate. he is an institutional -- has been around for decades and represents a lot of the new democrats. the big question will be, will party, a caucus dominated by liberals and i would say democrats are much more liberal than your average democrat around the country. will they tolerate steny hoyer who they do not see as one of their own? they see him as a compromiser. >> the white house has been ignoring -- democrats have been an afterthought. if they had a leader, there would have more muscle. >> one thing that i find interesting to watch is when you can step back and look at the bigger picture, you have a house that is not budging and testing republican. which means that how frustrated that american people are about the non action, about the tea party. this means that i think barack obama should be on the losing end of this campaign because the american people want a ch
, they would need to do better in this type of district. >> california is a solid blue state for the president, but a couple of interesting house races in that state. >> california, we can almost ignore the state come even though it is the largest state. there have only been one or two seats that had a chance of one party taking over the other. but the citizen legislator redistricting commission and the top two primary that has been turned on its head. democrats need to almost sweep all of the competitive races that we have in california in order to get even close to the 25. >> a couple of house races in which an incumbent is in danger, first in maryland. >> roscoe bartlett is a victim of democratic redistricting where he used to represent western maryland and now comes down to montgomery county and the washington, d.c. suburbs. he faces delaney, who is surprising. but the democratic nature -- the new democratic nature of the district will be tough for bartlett, even though ross perot has -- even though he has an element that the stomach of a typical republican. but he is facing a very differe
in -- police say have arrested an escaped prisoner from california who had been loose for 12 years. corrections officials say was taken into custody in fairfax after escaping from a los angeles detention center. history of identity- crimes. authorities say she was still in identity theft and may file additional charges her here as well. >> if you planned to be near dupont circle tomorrow night, officials around the 17th and church streets klaus for the annual high race. flockeds of spectators to 17th street. scheduled for last night, but was rescheduled because of sandy. show will go on tomorrow. halloween was not rescheduled because of sandy. treaters out and about. we caught up with them in northwest washington. you can see it was not just one duess steam. got into the spirit as well. i cannot believe he wanted to be witnessed in that. [laughter] everybody has seen a. it is so nice -- that is his natural hair. is nice everybody is break from this terrible weather. >> it has been nasty around here. when you see what folks have had .o deal with up north a lot of folks said it was not afraid it
democratic circles, nancy pelosi has not given a hint about what is next. she has returned to california. sources close say not to expect any announcement before next week. democrats have a caucus meeting for wednesday." next is ron from taxes on the line for independent. caller: i am from kentucky. when these elected officials get elected to office, they sign a contract to the american people. they should not ever put their name on a contract to any certain group. they sign a pledge to work for all of the people, not just certain ones. i also think when the tea party got there thing go in, they do not want to come together in any kind of compromises. i just think it should be borne of a moderate thinking in congress to work towards the middle. i do not like the extremes either way. host: did the election change that attitude? do you think there will be compromise, and not the extremism on either end? caller: i hope so. from what i hear from mitch mcconnell, i do not like. i am a kentucky citizen. it is about time for him to retire. i think mr. john boehner wants to work out a deal. i re
? michele bachmann? jeb bush did not run. they got stuck with mitt romney. host: california has gone from a republican to a purple to a solid democratic state. what has changed? ronald reagan winning back in 1984. guest: i am proud to take a little bit of credit for that four at one time being the democratic party chair in california. the republican party is a mirror of the national republican party in the sense that i think they lost track of where the country was moving. republican registration in ronald reagan's day was 63.5% republican. today it is less than 30%. democrats did a good job of registering voters, but the republican party lost all of those people by their extreme right-wing philosophy and policies. host: pete wilson on the issue of immigration. why is that a mirror image? guest: we always had a hard time convincing latinos to vote, to register and to vote. we called them the sleeping giant. the sleeping giant woke up. he will send put an anti- immigration initiative on the ballot. the latino community came alive. a registered. now, they are a power in california and many
and california and other parts of the country that did not need a fund raiser from the house majority leader. but you saw him putting in face time and getting to know these guys on the trail. possibly in hopes of being able to work with them when they get here. >> or perhaps in securing their vote with republican leader elections, which happen to be right around the corner. one thing that they have got overlooked in the broad scheme of the house, would talk about redistricting as evil. but there are some states that have taken a different approach. the number one state that has taken a different approach is california. california has gone to a bipartisan redistricting commission. they drew lines without input of the state legislature, allegedly without the input of the state legislature. over the last decade, 53 seats in california, five house election cycles. 265 elections in california and only one seat out of those 265 times changed hands. now, though, we have seen -- as they are still counting a lot of districts, but we have seen eight or nine competitive seats with a very interesting st
to the idiot republican leader of california. it looked like somebody has slapped him with a cold fish. he invented proposition 187. >> stephanie: yeah and we have come a long way since that. i was just thinking about that yesterday in california. look at any -- it's like gay rights or any -- when it's the right thing to do you know, when it is all about human beings, i'm telling you -- it used to be okay to talk like that, remember? >> caller: pete wilson should % have had a latino mate like arnold. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: yeah, it was a bad day for the haters. latino vote devastated the gop even worse than the exit polls showed. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: obama won by an aye-popping 75-23 margin. the exit poll of 71%. that is huge. >> huge! >> huge! >> stephanie: in colorado latinos went for the president by 87% to 10. >> wee. >> stephanie: and the pole director says this makes known the latino giant is wide awake, cranky and taking names. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: let's go to gail in syracuse. >> caller: hi steph. >> stephanie
for a minute in the battleground states. what about california? if part of you can't get 45% of the vote, much above 40% of the vote in california is not a party about the future. >> and blaming chris christie is exactly maybe what's wrong with the party. you tell me. he should step above it. but can he? >> i think there are a lot of republicans that need to fight back. and you look at this party, jon meacham, this party has lost 5 out of the last 6 elections when it comes to the popular vote. and they had a great victory two years ago, but the same thing happened in 1994. look historically, jon. 1992, bill clinton, a new democrat wins. two years later rejected by a republican revolution. two years later, re-elected. the same thing has happened again. by republicans who have won. republicans won an historic landslide. we were here two years ago. a lot of unhappy democrats. two years later, they're seen as overreaching and rejected by the american people. >> democrats have shown a greater capacity of the modern era to learn from adversity. and the '94 example is the great one. president bush, i
the way that it's spelled. jermaine is petitioning a california court to change the last name -- the spelling of his last name to s-u-n rather than s-o-n. jackson, who's been touring with his brothers and promoting his book about his brother michael jackson says he wants to change the name for artistic reasons. >>> here's something out of this world. scientists believe they found a family of planets that may be capable of supporting life. one is so big it is called super earth. scientists delivered the planet in 2008 orbiting an orange star. it is roughly 42 light years away. this is an artist's rendering of the planet. scientists say it is a rocky world. at least seven times the size of earth. they believe it can contain water on the surface, which is necessary for life. >> do you think there are scientists who say i was thinking about hd40 -- >> just call it paul or something. keep it simple. >>> an nba great compares playing basketball with the president to playing with michael jordan. and it's not exactly a compliment. >>> also, one day after re-election, the major announc
is now out. there's no word on what caused it. >>> and the major highway connecting southern california and las vegas, has reopened after being closed monday because of the intense wildfire you see here, raging on both sides of interstate 15. crews battling to keep the flames away from nearby homes. they hope to have the fire contained by tonight. >>> finally, we want to say thank you to all of you who generously supported our day of giving for the victims of hurricane sandy monday. with your help, we raised nearly $16 million, as of early this morning. and you can still donate. won't you, please? call 1-800-help-now, or redcross.org. >>> and again, for a look at the weather, the nor'easter up the coast, here's sam. >> when we see nor'easters, if there's snow, there needs to be cold air in place. and there's plenty of cold air. let's show you the shots from killington, vermont, where the air was so cold, and windchills in the teens and 20s, they've started making some snow. bradford, 19. northern new york state, pennsylvania, teens and 20s for windchills. up comes the nor'easter. it pul
played a role in some 19 murders. he was captured last year in california after tphraeg boston in 1994. his trial is set for march but his lawyers want it delayed. >> 7 is on your side with new research on the best care for diabetics with hard disease. those with clogged arteries fare better with bis in surgery instead of stents. a study finds 19% of the bypass group suffered a heart attack or stroke or died compared with 27% of people given stents. >> mark kirk of illinois took part in a charity fund-raiser stair claiming event climbing 37 of the 103 floors of the willis tower in chicago. he made it up to the 103rd floor. there he was met with hugs and cheers as he made the finish line. it was his first public appearance since suffering a stroke in january. glad to see that. >> not the only person participating. the first person to climb all 103 tphrrs was there with a bionic leg. it took him about 45 minutes. the limb is the first that responds to his thoughts. he lost the leg that he was born with in a motorcycle accident. breaking news from parts of new jersey. >>
well in places like california where people drive long distances and where a lot of people are very concerned about the environment and want to drive hybrid or electric vehicles. so even though they haven't been so strong throughout the rest of the country, companies like general motors continue to push ahead with these vehicles. here is their newest introduction, which will be on the market in 2014. only available for sale in california and in oregon initially. this is the chevy spark. it is an all electric vehicle that will get somewhere south of 100 miles on a full charge. what's really cool about this vehicle is you'll be able to charge it up to 80% capacity in just 20 minutes. that is a challenge, though, getting the rest of america outside of places like california to buy these vehicles. listen to what gm had to say about that. >> the key now is to sell these vehicles in the same kind of quantity in st. louis and des moines, in the heartland of america, if you will. when you drive an electric car, we're not going to sell this thing on the environmental aspect aspects. these ca
to other races in the country where they could target rick hubble -- republicans. california there have been two factors, which was to turn the congressional map on its head. we are almost able to ignore california even though it is the biggest day, and maybe watch one or two seats. now we're watching a dozen seats to see which party takes control. when it comes to the senate, if you look at the northern part of the country, if you look at montana, north dakota, indiana, and wisconsin, all four of those races are in our categories, and republicans need to win all four of them if they have any hope of getting the majority. in each one of those that they lose, the chance the republicans will gain back control decreases for the perry >> will there be anything that surprise you? our job is toj avoid as many surprises as process. in hopes of we will avoid a surprise, but i would be surprised if there is not a surprise, particularly on the house side. the presidential battleground, i think the senate battle ground, states we know come on the house side, but almost expect there to be a surpris
votes right now in california. when they meet this will be on the agenda and should be on the agenda. remember two ways to disinfranchise people. we want that. and another way to be disinfranchised someone who shouldn't be voting cancelled your vote out. >> the book who's counting and how they put your vote at risk. thank you, john. >> gretchen: how many of you think you are better off now than four years ago. stunning worry from the exit polls. on works for president obama. and he's up next . ♪ >> tonight, more than 200 yearrs after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the path of perfecting our union moves forward. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robituss
in california. if you look at why it won, it was a crossover of hispanics and black pastors and joined the republicans. rather than look at hispanics and blacks from the standpoint of what we white people want to look at, why not ask them what they're -- they're interested in? wynola get their values and their cultural agenda and their priorities and address that? that is where there is great common ground and i do not understand why republicans seemingly are afraid of their own shadow and. when it comes to that. >> in the first national election, president obama embraced gay marriage. [inaudible] is this a losing issue going forward for conservatives? >> this is an issue that is free much under debate. you're right. there were four blue stage yesterday that approved gay marriage. most of them by very narrow margins. there were far less margins in the state legislatures in some of those states. would-be disaster is is if the obama administration had used the judiciary to oppose a solution on all 50 states that involved making doma unconstitutional and cutting off a debate when the othe
. >>> a pair of burglaries at the home of house minority leader nancy pelosi's california home on the eve of election and again on election day. twice her home was hit. this morning, detectives are looking to see what was stolen and arrested a local napa man in the case. police say 21-year-old kevin michael hagan admitted to burglarizing the residence twice saying he wasn't aware it belonged to pelosi until the second time. >>> and sam gordon is not afraid of the gridiron gang. at the age of 9 years old, she is the baddest little girl out there dominating all of her male peewee football players, she scored 35 touchdowns and ran 1900 yards just this season alone. go girl! i can watch this all day. anyway, is it too soon, dare i ask for her to be recruited for -- look at those speedy feet on this kid. any way, maybe pro career in her future. it is now 7:22 -- >> that's a special effect -- >> no. >> they slowed down the tape of the boys. >> no, no, no -- more importantly, i need her to go play for the dallas cowboys. jerry jones, get that kid. don't hate. don't hate the player. >> mr. roker
to southern california, still nice and warm. here's what's going to be happening. a little cloud cover to start your day. should turn sunny here by early afternoon. highs with only about 50. the rain you see out towards st. louis, that is a storm system which is going to dive to the south. reorganize itself over the northern gulf of mexico. why should we care? >> i don't know. >> because it's going to move back towards the midatlantic as a noreaster and bring us a period of rain and wind into wednesday and thursday. watch the temperatures carefully off to the north and west. it is possible if we get cold air could change. it's going to be a close call. there's your 7 day forecast. the period of storminess is wednesday and thursday. looks fine for election day. >> during the weather ask tony and tucker we had technical issues. i was disappointed. >> i'm surprised. i'll have to look into that. let's find out what's happening on the roads. julie standing by. >> am i the only one that feels this way? monday morning is sad when favorite football team loses and don't have hockey to talk abou
million was spent in this senate race in virginia. we're not a huge state like california or florida or new york. $82 million. and $52 million of that money was spent by outside groups. not the campaigns themselves. tim kaine had pointed comments about that. >> and so here's what it means, folks. here's what it means. our victory tonight proves that it's the number of people who stand with you. not the number of zeros behind a check. that decide elections in the united states of america. >> one more thing i want to tell you about what happened here in richmond last night. while tim kaine was speaking, the vote totals changed in the presidential race. as tim kaine started speaking it looked like mitt romney was going to carry virginia and during his speech, the totals came up. there was never any announcement from him that obama had won. would you roll the video? i want to show you what happened. people started checking their smart phones and started -- word started spreading person-to-person. and instead of a cheer breaking out for president obama. it was sort of one on one hugging.
in maryland or alabama or living in california or texas, you know, your vote will still make some difference because it's still important to go out and vote because there are other races involved but in terms of the presidency, you know where those states are going to go. you've had a $6 billion campaign. $6 billion. and a ton of that money has gone into just a few states. might make those states happy and might help their economy. i'm not so sure that's in the best interest of representing our national voice. what gets left out, the only time these candidates go to the 3, 4, 5 largest cities is when they go to raise money from billionaires. not to speak to people. not to campaign. but to raise money . and there's something wrong with that picture. >> very interesting. we thank you for everything you've contributed during this election process. see you again sometime soon. stay with us. we'll be right back . [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit --
? >> iowa. >> reporter: anybody else? >> california. >> that accent where are you from? >> i'm australian. i tried to vote today. >> he tried. he tried. >> as soon as pennsylvania came in i was very optimistic when pennsylvania came in. >> reporter: anybody in pins and needles thinking we would be here until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning. >> some of these people went to virginia and working and knocked on doors that sort of thing. >> yes, absolutely. we're from virginia and we thank the volunteers from maryland and d.c. >> okay. >> who came out to help. >> i got to be honest. they had the map. they were coloring it in with marker. i saw a lot of red up there and i was like uh-oh. we got that many idiots? i was concerned. but when we got [ singing ] oh- hi-oh celebration oh, oh! >> you're looking live at bruce johnson and live in chicago where this party has just begun. >> as we await the condition session speechs on the national stage, we have local races to talk about here in washington d.c. incumbent d.c. council member michael brown apparently defeated with 97% of the vote counted. challen
. >>> a california woman lucky in more ways than just one big way. she purchased a winning lottery ticket, but came very close to missing out on the $23 million prize. she didn't check her numbers until her daughter happened to see a newspaper photo of the supposed winner captured on a liquor store surveillance camera. the woman found the winning ticket sitting in her car. she had until november 26th to claim the prize. >> wow. good for her. >> good for her. >> daughter also said, what are you doing in a liquor store? stay with us. 7:47. we'll be right back. ..ropose savin for everne! i'm talking hundreds here... and furthermore.. newcaster: breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties! with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presid
, real quick, i'm going to share my favorite ratherism. this was when i was in california watching on the trinatron, dan rather said that the race that night, he said this is like a too long car ride home from the beach in a too tight bathing suit. >> i remember. >> i love it. >> that would be a long car ride. that's pretty good. >> mike, what are you looking at today? >> a little sandy. we're going to have a big indication early with that 7:00 poll close in virginia. romney's tried to be so dependent on battleground virginia. we're going to know pretty soon what kind of a night, how long a night it's going to be for mitt romney just as we're watching hamilton county in ohio, two counties, those virginia -- in virginia, tell me who wins loudon county, virginia, it was obama in '08, tell me who won those counties, i'll tell you who almost certainly is president. we also know very early from the demographic in your exit polls, that if young people turn out, and since it's not a specific state, that's going to be a huge indicator if i want any one demographic piece from tonight it's t
what the impact will be on the national figures in the race for president. california, washington, hawaii have gone for obama, idahoor romney. no big surprises there for people. as you see there with the big vote, the national vote here, mitt romney still showing up here at 2 percentage points ahead of barack obama. right now the eyes of the obama and romney campaigns are watching the fates of their campaigns and the future of the nation, all coming in as each return comes in. abc 7 is your election station tonight. senior political reporter is live at the obama campaign. he's in chicago. let's check in with him. >> we have a long and uncertain night but don't tell that to the cheerers here at obama head quarters in chicago. they are very upbeat as they watch the results come in. particularly when they have seen the numbers come in in pennsylvania, from wisconsin, from new hampshire. they believe that gives them a clear path. they also say senior staff that i talked to early tonight that they read the tea leaves yesterday when they saw mitt romney in ohio. they say that was, quote
former chair of the california democratic party. i do not know what is going to happen there. i believe nancy pelosi will remain and should remain the democratic leader of the house. i do not know that -- i have not heard any talk about a challenge. the last thing the democrats need is an internal squabble. they picked up some seats. the got the white house and the senate. i think there agenda ought to be on moving forward with the issues we have talked about. climate change, immigration reform, and text reform and not internal squabbling. >> our guest is bill press. >> might show is radio and tv. on current tv 3 hours. i will tell you what channel is and is simulcast on progress if talk stations nationwide. if you are lucky enough to have a progressive talk station wyck in madison, wisconsin, you can listen to the show or see it on current tv. host: ron from columbus georgia, independent line. caller: good morning. i do agree with your comment about campaign is over, let's govern. but i am a veteran and i've been a company commander and my point is this, i cannot call my boss and say i
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